Celebrating Excellence
23    ATW’s  39th Annual Industry Achievement Awards
24    Airline of the Year: ANA
28    Joseph S. Murphy Lifetime
            Achievement: Jürgen Weber
30    Value Airline of the Year: Vueling
32    Regional Airline of the Year: Silver Airways
34    Airline Technology Leadership: Lufthansa Group
38    Airline Market Leadership: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
40    Aviation Technology Achievement: CTT Systems


Features
42    The Big Turnaround
How US airlines finally achieved profitability—even in a
slow economy.                                                                       
By Aaron Karp

47    Faster, fancier
Automation and more upscale passenger facilities are among trends being adopted by US airports.
By Henry Canaday

53    Distribution Tail Wind
The move to change GDS business models is gaining momentum.
By Michele McDonald

57    All Aboard the Town Bus
Turboprop manufacturer sees sturdy and simple as way to go with next-gen aircraft.
By Alan Dron

5     Editorial
A Long Road Indeed
By Karen Walker

9    News Briefs

18    Analysis
Bumpy Ride
US consolidation and the AA-US Airways merger.
By Aaron Karp

63    Trends

71    Interview with Jürgen Weber
Former Lufthansa CEO, supervisory board chairman and STAR Alliance founder.
By Aaron Karp